How to Train a Guard Dog

If you've ever wanted your furry friend to become a reliable line of defense, this guide will give you and your family the safety they deserve.

You will need

  • Patience
  • Positive energy
  • A professional trainer

Step 1 Select the best dog Select a breed that has a calm temperament, good socialization, and will watch your property without being distracted.

Step 2 Practice basic obedience Practice basic obedience based on trust and mutual respect. Teach your dog to respond to your commands the first time, without hesitation.

Step 3 Educate to respond to strangers Teach your dog to respond to strangers by barking and alerting a family member. Reward them with a treat or toy.

Step 4 Expose to all family members and friends Expose your dog to all family members and friends, including young children in the neighborhood.

Step 5 Train your dog to attack Train your dog to attack clothing and appendages without being lethal when your family or property is threatened.

Step 6 Seek professional help Invest in years of training. A competent guard dog cannot be trained without years of professional guidance. Do not do this alone.

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